How to Improve Your Creature Design Drawings - Step by Step

Robert Marzullo, Online instructor of Figure Drawing and Comic Art

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11 Videos (2h 8m)
    • Introduction Video

    • The Spine Says It All

    • Thumbnailing Your Concepts

    • The Brain Box

    • Creating Variations in Your Concepts

    • Animal Leg Studies

    • Merging Concepts Together

    • Adjusting the Proportions

    • Project Ogre - Thumbnailing Our Character From A Script

    • Project Ogre - Cleaning up Our Concept

    • Project Ogre - Refining the Drawing

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About This Class


Welcome to my class on Creature Design! In this class you will learn a lot of the valuable techniques and exercise that go into improving your creature design drawings every day. I will walk you step by step through my process for combining various animals into new creative concepts. By studying from existing life you will never have a shortage of ideas.

You will learn how to study the spines of different animals so that you creatures have a solid foundation to work from. You will learn about the benefit of creating thumbnail sketches before working on your next masterpiece! I will show you techniques on creating variations within your concepts. You will also learn about proportions, merging concepts, working from a script, and much more!

This class is focused on just the drawing process and will work for digital and traditional artists alike.


I am excited to teach you these lessons and I hope your excited to learn them. I am here if you have any questions and I would love to know what classes you want to see next! ;)

Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics

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I Love that the instructor emphasizes knowing how things work. Just because a creature is a fantasy doesn't mean it defies natural laws (unless that is part of its unique design). There is so much detail offered here, clearly explained that I am able to create a drawing 100X better than I ever thought I could do. I highly recommend this class for all beginning illustrators whether you draw fantasy or not.
Very useful in terms of learning a great character development and design process.
im full of idears





Robert Marzullo

Online instructor of Figure Drawing and Comic Art

I enjoy creating and sharing Video Content of my drawing process. I teach comic book illustration techniques, figure drawing, and digital painting. I use programs such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Clip Studio Paint, and Sketchbook Pro 8.

I am the author/illustrator of the book, "Learn to Draw Action Heroes."

I have been teaching online for over 5 years now and love the ability to connect and teach artists all over the world. It is very exciting and rewarding!

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